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My Shangri-la: I spent 2 weeks in the mystic Buddhist kingdom of Tibet and it is everything I expected and more. The landscape and architecture are colorful, exotic and dazzling and the people are extremely friendly.


Potala Pilgrim
Prostrating pilgrim in front of the majestic and awe-inspiring Potala Palace.

Lhasa Tibet | 2007



Potala Palace
Reach for the Potala, the Palace for the Dalai Lamas.

Lhasa Tibet | 2007



Festive Potala
Festive flowers decorate the access road to the Potala Palace ahead of the National Day celebration.

Lhasa Tibet | 2007



Jokhang Pilgrim
30 year-old monk from Gantsezhou pays his respect at Jokhang.

Lhasa Tibet | 2007



Heavenly Jokhang
Talisman guarding the rooftop of Jokhang, the most revered religious icon of Tibet where hundreds of prostrating pilgrams gathers everyday.

Lhasa Tibet | 2007



Window on the World
A young monk takes a peek at the outside world from his room at Drepung, at one time the largest monastery in the world with over 10,000 monks and left unscathed during the Cultural Revolution.

Lhasa Tibet | 2007



Prayer Flags at Namtso
Colorful prayer flags flutter in the wind at the 5,190 meter high Lakenla Pass on the way to Namtso Lake.

Namtso Tibet | 2007



Pilgrimage to Namtso
20 year old Yamaluobu from Lhasa spins his prayer wheel during his pilgramage at Namtso Lake.

Namtso Tibet | 2007



Heavenly Lake
At 4,718 meters, the sacred Namtso Lake, the second largest saltwater lake in China, shimmers with a fabulous shade of turquoise.

Namtso Tibet | 2007



Best-preserved Monastery
The impressive Tashilhunpo, seat of the Panchen Lama, has weathered the stormy Cultural Revolution unscathed.

Shigatse Tibet | 2007



Down the Cobbled Path
An old monk walked down the cobble-stone path of Tashilhunpo Monastery.

Shigatse Tibet | 2007



Tutelage under Dalai Lama
20 year-old Penza (not his real name) studies his Buddhist scriptures with the forbidden picture of the 14th Dalai Lama prominently on display.

Lhasa Tibet | 2007



Chorten of 100,000 Images
The stunning 35-meter Gyantse Kumbum houses exqusite Tibetan mural paintings and images over four floors. The gold dome rises crown-like over four sets of all-seeing eyes gazing out towards the cardinal points.

Gyantse Tibet | 2007



Eyes in the Sky
The all-seeing eyes gaze serenely from the top of the Gyantse Kumbum.

Gyantse Tibet | 2007



Exqusite Chorten
One of the many exqusitely-built chorten with delicate images in the Gyantse Kumbum.

Gyantse Tibet | 2007



Sky Burial Site
A pilgrim surveys the sky burial site at the Lower Ganden Kora (pilgrimage circuit).

Ganden Tibet | 2007



Axe and Knives
An axe, some knives and hata (white scarf offering to show respect) from the previous ceremony at the sky burial site.

Ganden Tibet | 2007



Circling Vulture
One of the vultures circling above the sky burial site near the Ganden Monastery.

Ganden Tibet | 2007



Tibetan Girl
A young Tibetan girl marveling at the Ganden Monastery while on a pilgrimage there with her parents.

Ganden Tibet | 2007



World's Highest Railway
The record-shattering, yak-scaring engineering feat that pass thru plateaux and snow-capped mountains of Qinghai and Tibet.

Xining to Lhasa Tibet | 2007


 

 

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